Monday, July 3, 2017

High Waters

We arrived in the 1000 Islands just in time for a freighter to go by!

The river is still very high and the rain from the past several days hasn't helped (we could see flooding along the Thruway, especially around Utica). This is the public dock in Alexandria Bay.

They had to build new access ramps on top of the old stationary dock that leads to floating docks. Some of the planks from the old dock have washed away with the high water and we think the blue barrels are to help hold it down. They also alert boaters that the dock is underwater and not to try to tie up. This limits the amount of boats it can accomodate which will be an issue during events like the poker run. However, it is better than nothing and it's all about adapting during this trying time in the area. Boating may be challenging with debris, unmarked rocks that are normally exposed, and current from dumping water out of the river towards Montreal. I'll let you know soon after we get out on the water.

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